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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

Cabinet makers use woodworking skills to create cabinets, shelving and furniture. The fundamental focus of cabinet makers is the production of cabinetry. Although they may also produce items that would not be recognised as cabinets, however the same skills and techniques apply. A cabinet may b

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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

Whether you are remodelling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you'd like your new kitchen to look like.  Kiwi kitchens are often busy spaces where activities as diverse as socializing, preparing meals or doing

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

Here's two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life

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Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Carpenters on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Cover pergola

Posted 2 weeks ago

Cover the pergola with a clear plastic

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Exterior repair work

Posted 5 days ago

Wooden battens on exterior cladding showing signs of rot and will need repairing or replacing. Problem appears to be in one small area, but extent of problem unknown.

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2 x Wardrobes

Posted 1 week ago

we have 2 bedrooms that have single separate wardrobes next to each other, as per pictures, we were wanting a quote to open them up in to double wardrobes, line them and put new sliding doors on them.

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Shed lining and weather proofing

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a shed ... that we want to be lined - walls and ceiling. May require some work on the weather boards to make weathertight. Will probably require a new door and some framing and a door in the interior to separate off part of the shed that contains a pump for our spa pool

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Window sill replacement/repair and other misc tasks

Posted 1 week ago

The external window sill of a window needs repairing or replacing, two wooden pillars on carport need repairing/replacing

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Install bathtub

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need the bath frame installed (it is a kit set that we purchased with thectub), shower liner installed and shower door fitted. We have everything needed for the job. Needs to be done Friday 15 march. The photo is of the demolition of the old bathroom...we have since cleared everything and re-gibbed the walls.

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Front area decking

Posted 1 week ago

I want to have a deck covering all my front lawn

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Steps needed

Posted 1 week ago

After a small set of steps to be made, runs between a retaining wall. Retaining is complete, just need steps to go from top level down to bottom level. Would like this done within the next 3-4weeks.

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Decking repair, timber stair alteration and concrete work

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have an existing hard wood deck needs repair work . The existing to the deck steps are to be replaced with a new altered set that is partially constructed . The existing decking on the stairs will be reused to repair the main deck which has rot to some of the deck boards. There are some rotten base boards that also need replacing. The work can be started immediately.

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Interior door jam and new door installation

Posted 1 week ago

Recently renovated bathroom. Need installation of new door jam and door hung. House is 1940s so stud is slightly bowed, requiring a skilled installation. Door, hardware, and materials provided.

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Deck repair

Posted 1 week ago

Our deck needs several areas replaced before work begins painting the exterior in May.

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Deck and Privacy Screen

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need a deck built with a privacy screen. I will demo the porch and the deck would go there i have marked red. Bifold doors will be installed where the large window is. Hoping to get someone around to quote me for the job.

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Deck extension and steps built

Posted 2 days ago

I've changed the external layout of my home so now the back deck is the main entrance. I have made makeshift steps and paving from the concrete area on the left to the main ranch slider doors. 1. I would like the deck extended from the right side (garden side) towards the right by about 1m, it's currently too narrow to hold a table and chairs to seat 6 without someone falling over the edge when they push their chairs back - therefore I'm squaring off the deck. 2. I'd also like wrap-aroun...

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Deck extension

Posted 1 week ago

We have just had a fence removed and we need the existing deck extended by creating a ramp down to the grass

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Subfloor Rot replacement

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there, Some boards underneath the house have rot and would need replacing. Also wondering if the water ingress could be looked at for a potential leak. Kind Regards, Charlie

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Ensuit Slider door

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi guys, I have one slider door in double bedroom in ensuite as needs to fix it . Its quick job look like but need good work please contact me asap

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New Deck

Posted 3 weeks ago

Build a deck for new house at Wallaceville ,Upper Hutt. Please contact if someone is available to take this job and complete it within a month. Thanks

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Continue deck alteration

Posted 1 week ago

I need the deck completed, I lifted the old Kwila decking up and levelled the deck to one large area ( it was on 3 levels ) and started placing the old decking back down I was going great guns but now have run out of time and nerd some help before winter kicks in . I do like the look of the old decking going back down and I quite like the look of the old nail holes as Im not worried about trying to match existing holes with joists . There is also a new deck to be built on another small house o...

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Weatherboard repairs

Posted 5 days ago

Rot in weather boards corner of house

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Pantry cupboard

Posted 1 week ago

Hi. Can you please contact me regarding installation of a pantry cupboard.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 131,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New deck

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

20th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck and fence fix

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck and possible French door installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry floor repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Assembly of children’s swing slide set

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit ply ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck required for Summer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Windowsill and a few other bits and pieces

Work carried out by a subcontractor

18th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Architrave, skirting and scotia

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Boxed Steps

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

6th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Property Repairs


12th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal sliding door clashing with skirting and needs repair (or replacement) 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door trimming & Curtain rod installaton


8th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden pergola (5x5m)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gib a ceiling and plaster finish and paint. rotten boards on verandah


5th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

New deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bay window restoration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front Door Step Rebuild/Replace

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handrail installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rotten weatherboard repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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CP Property Maintenance

Joined December 2018

CP Property Maintenance offers quality job for reasonable and affordable prices. We provide professional full-service in interior- exterior house painting and renovating. We also provide full service in gardening and lawn mowing. Quality is our priority means we pride ourselves in our work ethics and our determination to ensure that we exceed above and beyond our customer expectations every time....

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Merlo Joinery Specialist ltd

Joined November 2012

Manufacturer of Exclusively crafted joinery and furniture I am trade qualfied with forty seven years experience in this industry I make all items personally my self Quality and workmanship is gauranteed. Regards Neil.

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Qian

Joined April 2018

I've been doing new builds and renovations for about 10 years. i specialise in major renovations and new builds also would like to do some smaller jobs from time to time.

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there, I'm available to do general handyman work, gibbing / painting/ fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / lawn mowing / landscaping etc . Have been doing this on and off some 30 years . Any job considered. Available weekends if job requires .

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Unlimited Environmental Solutions Limited

Joined May 2017

UES provides a sophisticated selection of individual and integrated services to improve environmental, health and safety performance in real estate, construction and demolition projects. We deliver expert consultation, planning, analytical, managerial, legal, and documentation project support. We also conduct independent surveys, performance monitoring, evaluation and validation, provide traini...

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Eagle Eye Construction

Joined January 2018

From new build homes to replacing gates, no job is too big or too small. We are a start up company looking to make a mark on the construction scene by providing a professional, hard working and straight shooting approach. No secret squirrels!

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Lister Furniture & Cabinetry

Joined September 2017

We specialise in the manufacture and restoration of furniture and cabinetry, modification to existing joinery and units with the focus on doing a job once and doing it properly. We also tackle maintenance issues, repairs to property and buildings with the same attention to detail. With over 25 years in the trade industry, we stand by our work and believe in doing a quality job every time.

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Lloyd Casey

Joined November 2015

30+ years, servicing the greater Wellington area, specialising in painting, plastering and building maintenance. We pride ourselves in friendly, good quality workmanship and prompt service.

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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello Dear, We are a reliable and trustworthy company with the experience and skills required to be able to provide the most professional care to maintain your house looking as good as you would want it. We can ensure you that our workers are hardworking and are ready to finish the jobs as soon as required with a great quality job . Call us for a free quote, good prices guaranteed.

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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Xtreme Rebuild

Joined January 2019

Hi We are foundation specialists and renovation experts in old homes. We have a dedicated team who work to meet your needs Call us today for free quotes

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NBC Ltd

Joined August 2017

NBC Ltd is an experienced Wellington painter and decorator business committed to exceptional service to deliver all interior and exterior house painting jobs on time and within budget. I can also fixed or repaired house both inside and outside. For inside I can do the wall, plastering, chipboard, doors and ceiling, outside I can do the weatherboard and roof, I can also do a fence. To make your...

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Robert Logan Landscaping

Joined May 2018

Hi, We have been Landscaping in the greater Wellington area for 25yrs.We specialise in Solid Landscaping eg, concrete driveways,fencing ,retaining walls, decks ,excavations, etc.We are a small hardworking team with high standards.

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Collings & Schutte Construction

Joined December 2014

Hi, we are Wellington and Hutt based building business. We are licensed and consider any building related work. We offer competitive prices combined with top quality work.

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Reading Reno

Joined July 2018

Hi, I'm Frank, a thoughtful and creative home & garden enthusiast and all-round handyman with a broad skillset at my disposal. I offer very reasonable rates to reflect the means of my clients. I can work to your specifications or give advice and propose solutions if you are uncertain. I work for the satisfaction of a job well done and improving quality of life. My team and I hope to see you so...

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H&S CONTRACTING LTD

Joined April 2007

I am a proffesional experienced qualified licensed builder with 20 years in the building industry I'm up for any challange no job to big or to small we offer competitive pricing and free quoting for your budget.

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Richie Forrest

Joined January 2019

Hi. I'll provide a quote for your job within 24 hours from when you make contact. The quote will set out all the costs and describe how the work will be done. I pride myself on quality workmanship and clear, consistent communication. So you're in good hands. I developed my carpentry, property maintenance and ecological restoration skills over years of working with small businesses across Wel...

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Ed building

Joined August 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 18 years, NZ and Europe. We specialise in major or smaller renovations and new builds. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride to provide competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Custom Balustrades

Joined August 2007

I manufacture handrails balustrades and gates usually aluminium stainless or steel with railings wire or glass, I am a qualified tradesman and ticketed welder so can do other engineering work ie beams.check the website link to metalwork

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